You can often hear that moving is one of the most stressful events in life. While this is partly true because you are about to change your way of living, the moving itself does not have to be that stressful. Making a moving checklist makes relocation a thousand times easier, as the whole process is broken down into many individual tasks. By doing one small thing from the list at a time, you are going forward without any tension and anxiety. Let us see what is on the ultimate moving checklist for every NYC mover to have a stress-free relocation.
As soon as you start playing with the idea of the relocation, start saving money. Living in NYC is not quite cheap, and the moving part is not cheap as well. When moving, a lot of unexpected things can happen, and it is important to have enough money on your hands. If your new home is not ready yet, and you had to move out from your old home, you will need money to live in a hotel for a few days. Storage fees, car failure, lost or damaged items, and are just some of the most common unexpected mishaps during relocation. The cost of transportation, staff, packing supplies, rent, etc. is all the regular costs that you need to cover when relocating to NYC. We know saving money is not easy. Do your research and learn more about the money-saving tips for moving from professionals.
Hire a moving company
Hiring a reliable NYC moving company is something you should do if you want a stress-free relocation. Having someone pack, transport, unpack, store, disassemble, assemble, bring their packing supplies, and offer several insurance options is an absolute delight. There are so many things you need to do when it comes to relocation, that having someone to help you is great. Here are some tips that can help you find a reliable moving company:
- Recommendations – Do you know someone who has recently moved? Would they recommend a moving agency to you? Ask them about their experience, and how the moving company solved the issues if there were any.
- The Internet – Nowadays you can find all that you are looking for online. Compare several moving companies based on price, availability, professionalism, type of services they offer, and then make the decision.
- Moving reviews – If you are in doubt about which moving company to choose, you should always look at the moving reviews. There may be a few fake moving reviews, but they are easy to spot.
Make a farewell party
Relocation without a goodbye party is simply not the same. There are many reasons why you should throw a party before you move. No matter how busy you are, you can always invite a few friends and create some new memories. Order pizza, or make your favorite meal, and decorate the room with balloons to set the scene. You can even have your friends help you pack for your relocation while listening to their favorite music, playing games, and eating tasty snacks. The best time for a farewell party is a week before the relocation, while you still have most of your items in the house.
The cost of your relocation will depend on the weight of your items. This means that the more items you decide to relocate, the higher the final cost will be. We are certain that you do not want your relocation cost to go through the roof. One way to save money on relocation is to declutter your items and get rid of everything you don`t need. It sounds easier than it is, as we are sentimentally attached to the majority of our stuff. However, it is important to remember that no amount of items can bring back the past times, and useless, broken, and outgrown items just make a mess in our homes. Here is how to declutter before the move and what you can do with the items you don`t need anymore:
- Sell – Make a yard sale, or sell the items online. You can even earn a bit of money when you decide not to take everything with you. Books, appliances, furniture, clothes, toys, garage tools, etc, can all find a new home.
- Donate – There are so many charities that you can donate your items to, all you have to do is call them and ask if they can send you to pick up your items. Make someone else happy, and help others in need by donating the items you don`t longer need.
- Throw away – Some items need to go straight to the recycle bin. Torn apart, damaged, useless, non-functioning clothes, appliances, or any other category of items should be thrown away. Just be careful, once you start getting rid of items you no longer want or need it is hard to stop.
You should not forget to transfer utilities when moving to NYC. There is nothing more disappointing than entering your new home for the first time and realizing that you don`t have any running water or heating, for that matter. Make sure you know how to transfer utilities when moving properly.
Change your address
You should change your address in your documents. Inform your bank, post office, workplace, and DMV about the address change. Of course, you should also inform your friends and family about your new address. However, it may be wise not to tell absolutely everyone about your relocation until it is completed. You can never be certain about the intentions of some people that you don`t know very well, and theft is common during relocations.
Don`t forget to label your moving boxes
Packing moving boxes can be a daunting task. You need to properly pack your items so that they can reach your new home undamaged. However, packing is usually not the issue, rather it is labeling. Labeling the moving boxes is vital when you are moving. As soon as you finish packing moving boxes, move on to label that box. Otherwise, you will just forget what is the content of a box, which can eventually lead to damage. Get a waterproof, high-quality marker and label each moving box that you have. Write Fragile and Handle with care on the boxes that contain such items. Good luck!